Sunday, August 22, 2010

State Fair Trip

We recently took a trip to our state’s State Fair and it was such a good time that I thought I’d share some highlights. The first thing we went to was called “Little Hands on the Farm”and it was soooo cute.  They had several little barns set up that the kids went through, each serving their own purpose to teach about what happens on a farm. Here are the kids equipped with their hats, baskets and aprons ready to begin.


I can’t remember the exact order, but here are some of the different activities they got to do: plant a seed, choose produce for their basket, pick an apple off the tree, choose an egg, milk a pretend cow, drive a tractor, sell their produce and eventually sell it back. Then they got a dollar to buy one item at the store.  That was their favorite part I think.

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There were so many things to do/see at the fair, but of course the kids were most interested in seeing the animals. I didn’t get a picture of it, but we saw baby chics hatching out from their eggs and many more mama animals with their newborns. Very cool!

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Here is the infamous “Big Bohr” weighing in at 1220 lbs! Garrett asked “how does that pig get up?” I wonder too!

Of course, the John Deere tractors were a big hit as well.

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A fun day!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Pizza Casserole

This recipe came from a church cookbook, and looked yummy so I gave it a try. It was delicious, very easy, and went over well with the whole family. Plus, it makes a lot and is budget friendly.  It’s not terribly nutritious, but you could could certainly make it more so if you choose.



2 pkgs. macaroni and cheese
1 26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. (2 cups) cheese
*I used pizza cheese, but it called for mozzarella


Brown beef and drain.  Add spaghetti sauce and simmer. Prepare macaroni and cheese acc. to the package directions.  Grease a 9x13 pan and spread macaroni and cheese on bottom.  Spread meat sauce mixture over top.  Sprinkle cheese over all.  Bake at 350 for 30 minutes and allow to sit for 10 minutes before eating. Enjoy!